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• U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, announced that Lauren Wong, 15, of San Mateo, is the winner of the annual California 14th Congressional District App Challenge. Wong, a sophomore at Nueva School, created DoNation, an app that helps nonprofit organizations list donations needed in areas devastated by wildfire to make it easier for donors to give to people in need.

The Congressional App Challenge is designed to engage students’ creativity and encourage participation in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). It was authorized by House Resolution 77 to not only inspire more students to learn to code, but to engage members of Congress in developing and promoting science and technology and reach every corner of our country.

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